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Ms. Johnson from Van Nuys CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need 11 copies of "Catch-22".

  • $211 goal

This project expired on May 13, 2012.

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My Students

My awesome, college-bound AP English Literature students need books! Because our school used to be a middle school which became a span school, grades 6-12, there is a need for challenging, relevant novels for our high school students.

I work at a low income, Title 1 school at which 100% of students qualify for free lunch.

Many of my students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. I challenge them because they need to be challenged. They need to learn that they are capable of meeting obstacles and overcoming them.

My Project

That is why I asking for Catch-22. For one thing, I think it is important to understand idioms. This novel is not only funny, challenging and engaging, but will also teach them the meaning and origin of the idiom. (A Catch-22 is a situation where conflicting rules make the desired outcome impossible.) It will also lead to discussion of themes, such as doing the right, or moral, thing in the face of a dilemma. I believe in incorporating discussions of ethics into the classroom, and this novel will certainly help facilitate that.

Donations to this project will make a big difference to my students.

I want to prepare them for college and challenge them, and I think that this novel will help me to do just that.

Ms. Johnson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Catch-22 • AKJ Books $11.84 11 $130.24

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